Nebraska Authors

Neecy Twinem

AKA: Neecy Twinem Herrero

Born 1958 Kansas City, MO (USA)

Places Lived

Olathe, KS
Denver, CO
Lincoln, NE
Minneapolis, MN
San Francisco, CA
New York City, NY
Sandia Park, NM

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Children's Books; Educational; Nature; Endangered Animals


High School Diploma, 1976, Lincoln Southeast High School, Lincoln, NE
Undergraduate Studies in Fine Arts, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Sculpture and Video Performance, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA


Art Teacher
Children's Book Writer
Toy Designer

Places Worked

Zombiezoo Toys


Science Books and Films, Best Children's Science Book Award, 1995, for Aye-Ayes, Bears and Condors
New York Book Association Show, Second Place Cover Award, 1994, for Aye-Ayes, Bears and Condors
LifeWorks' Real Life Award, 2000, for Bug Hunt
The WILLA Literary Award, Finalist, 2005, for E is for Enchantment, A New Mexico Alphabet
Land of Enchantment Book Award, Nominee, 2007, for E is for Enchantment, A New Mexico Alphabet


Aye-Ayes, Bears and Condors: An ABC of Endangered Animals and their Babies. 1994.
The World's Strangest Animal Facts. 1994. ( Illustrated by Neecy Twinem)
Bug Hunt. 1999.
E is for Enchantment: A New Mexico Alphabet. 2004.
And many more...

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